Iridium Flares: Unusably Glaring Interface Review

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Unusably Glaring Interface
With the 2.0 update, the app becomes unusable because of the glaring white background.
Bozocity on Jan 10, 2011 for Iridium Flares
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One step forward, MAJOR step backwards!
This is one of my favorite astro apps, but it has just taken a turn for the worse. It used to be night time friendly--yellow bars and text on a jet black background. Now, though, it is glaring with a white background! I'm floored by this. Ruins one's vision! On the plus side, the developer added much better information screen, with larger compass, direction heading (eg N or E), and map. (I'll have to double-check those as I'm going to reinstall the older app!) Haven't found the notifications setting, something other reviewers touted. Certainly hope it doesn't wake us up!! The older version handled wi-fi better--auto load quickly determined when wi-fi was not available--this just keeps the spinning dashes going and going!! A bug?? Oh, yeah. One other thing--it didn't remember the saved dates and times of flares from the previous versions--a rude awakenng early this morning--blinding screens and no data--a drag. Developer is responsive, so I'm sure probs will be fixed soon!!
AstroPaul on Dec 23, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Worth every penny
The 2.0 upgrade is awesome. It's a snap to have your phone give you a quick reminder when it's time. I set it for ten minutes and one minute. After one minute it gives you a 60 second countdown. A real work of art, and worth every penny. If I were to make suggestions... 1) Red night-mode (Hey, it's already monochromatic so it should be easy) 2) Allow me to remember more than one location - and the scheduled flares for those locations (for when I'm out of net/cell range at an observing site) 3) When zooming into a particular flare, show the current time (hrs:min:sec) just above or below the flare (hrs:min:sec). So I can tell the difference between 1:10 to go and 1:50 to go. (In other words, so I can count down the seconds BEFORE the last 60 seconds, when there is a countdown.) Once again... awesome work! Version 2.0 is now my favorite astronomy app, just eeking out GoSatWatch.
Howdee! on Dec 22, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Great update
Recent update is very nice. The map and reminders are a great addition. The app works great, but would personally like a little more colorful UI. But maybe im being picky. Over all for $.99 this app works VERY well. (Dec.20th edit) After thinking about it, the lack of color in the UI doesnt constitute a one star deduction. Edit to make a full 5 stars.
FebruaryXVI on Dec 20, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Iridium Flares
A great app in initial concept and implementation. Works well as currently designed. As others have mentioned, a few upgraded features would make it a 5-star app: - Night vision mode - An editable menu of observing sites (similar to ISS Passes) that can be selected and data updated before heading out to selected observing site - currently have to punch in lat/long each time desired site is not current location. Most dark sites don't have cell or wifi coverage. - Countdown timer or selectable alarm for selected flares. With above features it would probably be worth more than 99 cents to me.
Scopegeek - Las Vegas Astronomical Society on Nov 10, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Great app!!
This app works great, I would also like to see notifications before an event. Seen my first satellite reflection today!!
RichDIT on Oct 17, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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